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JAMOROKI James King Artist Writer Traveller by jackie

I am honoured to be featured by Jackie in his Life SE Asia magazine.

LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE

James King Artist Writer Traveller

That is my description of James King not his.  He list Blogger, Writer, Traveller, and Photography. I list Artist as fine art photography is ART

James King

I had the pleasure of meeting James this year when he was in Rawai Phuket Thailand.  So not just fellow bloggers but I consider him a friend.  James and I both came to Fine Art Photography or photography that has been “photoshopped” to reflect what we see not just what the camera captures, late in life after we retired. He has written several books which at the end will give you the Links and where you can buy them .

Why do a post/article about art?  Because we show the beauty before us.  To spark your interest in coming to SE Asia, to appreciate the culture, people and nature. To inspire you!

I want to focus on his art today…

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For this expat writer who has photographed everything from the Gulf of Alaska to her own back garden, a picture says…

ML has kindly allowed me an extended sabbatical and I’m pleased to see she is keeping up the good work.

The Displaced Nation

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAGreetings, Displaced Nationers who are also photography buffs! “A Picture Says…” columnist James King is still away, so I am filling in again. But the good news is, he approves of the columns I’ve produced thus far! I know I’ve enjoyed spending time with the previous two guests, fearless and feisty photography pro Steve Davey and fine-art photographer Dave Long.

And today I’m excited to introduce Madeleine Lenagh, an American who, having lived in Holland for more than four decades, has made it her base for an impressive range of creative pursuits.

Madeleine Lenagh moeraki A photo of Madeleine Lenagh taken in New Zealand, among the magnificent Moeraki Boulders.

I first heard about Madeleine from Springtime Books, which published her memoir, Passage of the Stork, Delivering the Soul: One Woman’s Journey to Self-Realization and Acceptance, several months ago.

As those who perused our summer reading recommendations may know…

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For this fearless and feisty travel photography pro, a picture says…

ML is standing in for me for a few months and doing such a good job I may be made redundant.

The Displaced Nation

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Steve Davey at a New Year's celebration in Laos, 2011 (supplied). Steve Davey at a New Year’s celebration in Laos, 2011 (supplied).

A Picture Says… columnist James King is away this month, so ML Awanohara is pinch hitting in his place.

Greetings, Displaced Nationers who are also photography buffs!

Once again, I am the feeble stand-in for James King, who will be back in August. That said, I am happy to be the vehicle for bringing to you such an exciting interview subject: Steve Davey, a professional photographer who is also an intrepid wanderer around Planet Earth, with the creds to prove it. Steve has produced two best-selling BBC travel books, one about unforgettable islands to escape to, the other about unforgettable places that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

He has also written a photography book about festivals around the world as well as a guide to location photography.

And he has started up his own business leading…

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Mark Twain on religion

Portrait of Samuel Clemens as a youth holding ...
Portrait of Samuel Clemens as a youth holding a printer’s composing stick with letters SAM. Daguerreotype; sixth plate. Plate mark: Scovill. Inscribed in case well: G.H.[?] Jones Jonco? / Hannibal Mo / 1850 / Nov. 29th. On case pad: Samuel L. Clem-/ens – [illegible] / Taken Dec. 1850 / Age 15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samuel Clemens was born in Missouri in 1835 and when he became a writer he adopted the pen name Mark Twain. He was called the father of American literature and died in 1910.

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Mark Twain images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Becky Thatch...
Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Becky Thatcher in Injun Joe’s cave. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember, as a boy, reading Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and recall, without hesitation, that I thoroughly enjoyed them both. However, nearly sixty years have passed since then and I could not possibly remember why. It seems it was just so. Recently I discovered that Mark Twain, even though he was not believed to be an atheist, had very strong views on religion. In an excellent article, from Brain Pickings, his views are well documented and make for fascinating reading.